Posted by Franz Huber on Jun 27, 2019
It is always one of the big moments in Rotary, when a Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF) is presented.  For those of you who are not yet familiar with this important recognition: For over 100 years now, Rotary International has run its own, highly recognized Charity, The Rotary Foundation (TRF). TRF is recognized not just within Rotary, but also by independent "valuers": Charity Navigator, the most recognized of these, has given TRF it's coveted (and very difficult to achieve) 4-star rating for over a decade in a row.  In a nutshell, it means that your hard earned money is not chewed up in Director's fees, "Administration Charges" (quotation marks deliberate), but ends up where it counts, be that the End Polio Now campaign, be that building clean water wells or sponsoring a Peace & Conflict Resolution student.  Click on the links above to find out more about TRF. 
But back to what a Paul Harris Fellowship is all about: Individuals can donate $US 1,000 to the foundation to receive a PHF, or to nominate another person  But so can any organization and to this effect, in addition to the awards shown in the story above, our club has selected an outstanding individual to be recognized: Tanya Twyford. While Tanya is not a member of our club (yet??), to no doubt her untiring work with the Wesley Mission makes her a highly deserving recipient. 
In recognition of their service to the club, Larry Murray, Andy Bell and Mitch Brown were also presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award. Congratulations to all!